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date-calendar-thin  Wednesday, February 16, 2022                   clock-slim  11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET   


For venture capitalists, timing is everything. Being an early stage investor in the right startup can be a golden ticket to retirement. So, it’s no surprise IRA investors like you analyze each wave of new companies for lucrative opportunities. Searching for the next Uber or Robinhood?

Get an expert introduction to early stage investing with the Founder of Mindset Startup Academy, Verlin Gradney. Join us on February 16, 2022 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET to learn:

  • What early stage startup investing is
  • How venture capitalists complete investor due diligence 
  • Data driven startup analysis 
  • The pros and cons of early stage investing

Our host, Bill Neville, will host a Q&A session after the presentation.

About the presenters

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Bill Neville

Business Development Manager at The Entrust Group

Bill Neville joined The Entrust Group over nine years ago through his initial role as Manager of Operations for the company’s franchise program. When the program was discontinued, Bill stepped up to the task of managing the Compliance and Internal Audit departments. With a keen eye for detail and gaining valuable insights into the IRA industry, Mr. Neville kept Entrust’s educational programs and internal processes in line with industry regulations.

Bill actively takes pride in the company’s growth and success, and is currently the Business Development Manager for Entrust’s San Francisco Bay Area office.

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Verlin Gradney

Founder at Mindset Startup Academy

Verlin came to the startup ecosystem from the institutional space with intentions of building an early stage ‘co-investment fund’. And he learned very quickly that the startup ecosystem had created a far too romantic view of how the process of capital raise actually works. More importantly, Mr. Gradney realized that there was no free platform in existence which teaches Founders the process of Investor Due Diligence. So, they put their investment fund on hold for a few years to focus on providing free education to the startup industry. To date, Verlin has interviewed nearly 2% of 5,000+ professional early stage investors / funds in the U.S. (VCs, Micro VCs, Angels, etc.).

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About The Entrust Group

Entrust strives to provide personal, professional services and education that empower clients to control their investment choices. You can rely on The Entrust Group for up-to-date training and continuing education about self-directed alternative investments. Our reports, webinars, and live events can help you keep up with the increasing demand to diversify portfolios.